Seyfarth Shaw Named a 2018 “Firm To Watch” by Asian Legal Business


Seyfarth Shaw was named a 2018 “Firm To Watch” by Asian Legal Business (ALB).

In Seyfarth’s profile, ALB wrote:

Seyfarth Shaw, the second U.S. (and non-Asian) firm on the list doubled its Asia presence in 2017 with the opening of a Hong Kong office. Seyfarth, known for its labour and employment law practice, hired DLA Piper’s Asia employment head Julia Gorham to help launch the office and also recruited Raymond Wong from King & Wood Mallesons, where he was a corporate partner, as the office’s managing partner. The Hong Kong office serves as Seyfarth’s regional hub to service clients’ growing cross-border specialist employment and corporate and commercial needs on a Pan-Asian basis as well as locally in Hong Kong.

“Seyfarth itself is a specialist international employment law firm – that’s its genesis – which is something the other firms don’t have. For the other big international firms that do employment law, their biggest teams are usually their corporate transactional teams, not their employment law group,” says Gorham. “At Seyfarth, international employment will be my top priority. This specialisation, when combined with Ray’s corporate expertise, will position Seyfarth to compete with established firms in Hong Kong, and Asia.”

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